As with most communities in the state, Assisted Living communities in the Naples, Florida options are a dime a dozen. However, it is unwise to think that every Assisted Living in town is the same. Each community features unique approaches, specialities, and amenities for residents to enjoy. Finding the one that suits you and your loved one can be a daunting task at first, but it is well worth the extra research and multiple tours to assure that you have a match. To aid you in your search, consider a few of these questions while searching for your next home.
What types of care do you offer?
License types vary in Florida for Assisted Living services, which means that care assistance can vary from community to community based on the licence that the communities carries. You know your current medical and social needs now, and your doctor can give you a reasonable timeline of what your needs might be in the future. Take this assistance into consideration as you search for a community, and be sure that the community carries a license that allows them to provide those services for you. For example, if you have a diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive condition, be sure that your community has a license that supports care for those living with dementia.
What types of amenities do you offer?
After assuring that the communities you are researching have the type of license that will support the assistance that you need, start checking out the amenities offered to see if it matches your lifestyle and preferences. Beyond affordability and location, dive deeper to determine if their monthly dining menu seems appealing and if they offer activities or trips that you may enjoy. Check to be sure that you feel safe and secure in the environment, and that the apartments will suit your entertaining needs. Finally, look for other health care conveniences such as onsite physician visits, easy access to therapy services, dementia care programming or additional home care assistance.
Can I meet with other members of the management team?
Often, you will meet with a Marketing professional during the consideration phase of your community research. Because you will be working and interacting with many other members of the management team should you decide to live there, ask if you can chat with other staff members such as the Executive Director, Activity Director, Nursing Manager, or Chef. You can learn a lot about the culture of a community just by saying hello to a few key staff members and asking any questions you may have. Each staff member should make you feel welcome, be friendly, and answer your questions about their respective department.
How involved are family members?
Finally, ask how involved family members are within the community. If you are close to family and friends, you may want to be sure that you can still host Thanksgiving dinner at your new apartment or that your daughter will be able to attend care plan meetings with you. Your family members may also want to have access to educational programs or special events so that they can participate in community life with you. Families and friends are important! Be sure that your community welcomes that outside involvement.
Naples is a wonderful area for senior care, and Assisted Living is a great fit for many older adults.